RDGY10130 Technology 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module continues to build on students' understanding of the technologies under in medical radiography and the physical principles underlying them. It is designed to complement the Practice of Radiography modules in Stages 1 and 2 by promoting understanding of the general radiography, dental and facial bones radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography and DEXA. It also provides an introduction to quality assurance and quality control practices relevant to diagnostic radiography.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this modules students should be able to:

Explain the basic principles of radioactivity, x-rays and light
Explain the basic principles of magnetism and electromagnetism and apply them to imaging equipment, e.g. X-ray generators
Understand the technical principles and equipment used in dental radiography, tomography, fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography and DEXA
Appreciate the value and importance of quality assurance and quality control in the imaging department
Perform or describe a range of quality control tests

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The teaching and learning approaches include lectures (live and flipped classroom based) and practical classes. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of trimester exam 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Other No


Assignment: Based on performance and writing up of QC testing Unspecified n/a Graded No


Lab Report: Hydrogen Spectrum lab report Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Lab Report: Beta Ray lab report Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Assessment through trimester Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Grades for lab / practical assignments will be posted on Brightspace. Individual grades and feedback will be provided on continuous assessments / assignments as apppropriate, and general feedback issued to the class. The end-of-trimester examination results will be issued to students in the usual way.

Name Role
Dr Michaela Davis Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Brian Rodriguez Lecturer / Co-Lecturer